Radical ‘Anti-Zionist’ Activists Show Their True Colors in Chicago

CAIR executive director Nihad Awad speaks to the press in Washington, D.C., in 2004. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
A weekend at American Muslims for Palestine’s annual convention

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I ts leaders won’t condemn terrorist groups such as Hamas or Hezbollah, but the co-founder and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Nihad Awad, says his organization fights “Zionism on [a] daily basis.”

Awad co-founded CAIR in 1994, and is the only person to run it. In a speech to the anti-Israel group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) last Friday, he cast Zionism as inherently hateful.

“For me, at CAIR, as the executive director of CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil-rights and advocacy organization, we deal with racism, Islamophobia, and Zionism on [a] daily basis,” he said.

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